Schinnen, Netherlands 6365 CW
Phone (DSN) 314-360-7500/7512
The U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Benelux-Schinnen is located in Schinnen, Netherlands (NL). Tucked away in the southeastern province of Limburg, we are a twenty minute drive from Belgium and Germany. As the most widely dispersed USAG in USAREUR, we provide logistical support over 139,000 square kilometers for personnel spread across 17 separate locations. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a major influence in this region, especially with Joint Forces Command (JFC) located in Brunssum, NL. USAG Benelux-Schinnen's base operator phone number is DSN 314-360-1110 and JFC base operator phone number is 011-31-(0)45-526-2222 or DSN 314-364-2222.
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Originally, the AFCENT Support Activity (SUPACT) (US) was activated in Fountainbleau, France. In 1971, the Schinnen Mine compound was leased and the support activities were consolidated there. On October 1, 1981, the AFCENT SUPACT (US) separated from NATO SHAPE and became a full community under what is now the 21st Theater Support Command (TSC). Since assuming geographic responsibility for Northern Germany and the USAG. Benelux-Schinnen has been involved in the drawdown of communities in northern Germany. For more information, go to the USAG Benelux-Schinnen homepage.
USAG Benelux-Schinnen provides Army base operation services to joint and inter-agency communities in support of U.S. interests in NATO, throughout the Netherlands, and in northern Germany. Basic community support for the region is provided by the USAG Benelux-Schinnen, while many of the Soldier support services are provided by military (Army and Air Force) personnel at JFC Brunssum and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base.
USAG Benelux-Schinnen serves over 5,000 service members, Department of Defense (DoD) Civilians and their Family members throughout the Tri-Border area.
Enterprise Rental Car is the on-post car rental option. You must have a valid driver's license in order to rent a car on post.
Arriving at Airport
To reach USAG Benelux-Schinnen, you will arrive at one of three airports (listed by preference due to distance - Brussels, Belgium - Dusseldorf-Germany and (Schiphol) Amsterdam, Netherlands. After de-boarding, follow the crowd to the border control. Stand in line for "non EU (European Union) countries". Have your ID card, orders, and family passports ready. You will then pass through the baggage claim area where luggage carts are available at no charge. TV monitors overhead show your flight number and which carrousel (ring) to pick up your luggage from. Pets will be brought out into the rear left baggage claim area. Proceed to customs where you may be asked to open your suitcases.
Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ) are available only in local host nation hotels. You should have your sponsor contact the Housing Office in advance to arrange your Temporary Lodging/Living Quarters. The housing office will make advance reservations for you and your family members. Please inform sponsor of any pets that you will bring upon your arrival.
The Army Community Service Relocation Program can be reached at 011-31-(0)46-443-7512/7500. Click here for a copy of "The Best of the Benelux Newcomer's Guide", which lists specific services for US ID Card Holders and their Family members. For more information on the South Limburg region and assignments to NATO’s Joint Force Command (JFC) located at Brunssum, the Netherlands, refer to the NATO JFC Newcomer's Guide. Once you have arrived in the community, visit ACS Relocation Program to attend the monthly Newcomers Orientation and Tour.
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